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UDT puts on an amazing end of the year show

Alyssa Hohman

May 1, 2017

Filed under Showcase, The Edge

Western Illinios UniversityDance Theater (UDT) heldtheir Spring Gala Dance Concert this weekend. There were performances Thursday through Sunday at Hainline Theater. The show featured a variety of dancers and styles, showcasing ea...

Ivan Moody will not be leaving Five Finger Death Punch

Brie Coder

May 1, 2017

Filed under The Edge

After several misinterpretations online, lead vocalist Ivan Moody set the record straight, statingthat he has no plans of leaving Five Finger Death Punch (FFDP) anytime soon. It began on April 20, when the website “Metal Inje...

“Welcome to Night Vale” podcast releases live show

Gwen Hanford

May 1, 2017

Filed under The Edge

Everyone’s favorite weird podcast is back on the road again. “Welcome to Night Vale” has released its fifth live show, “All Hail,” onto the world, and it is as wonderfully strange as fans could have hoped. This new show...

The LA Beast: disgustingly entertaining

Tim Stanko

May 1, 2017

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Kevin Strahle, also known as The LA Beast, is an American Youtube personality who is known mostly for his bizarre eating challenges, as well as bringing Crystal Pepsi back into the consumer market. His most recent video consist...

Riot Fest will have big names headlining festival

Brie Coder

April 24, 2017

Filed under Showcase, The Edge

On April 19, Riot Fest announced its lineup for this year’s festival. Riot Fest will be held on Sept. 15-17 in Douglas Park. Nine Inch Nails will headline the first night. The band has not headlined in Chicago since 2014. ...

Heavy metal band continues to create relatable music

Brie Coder

April 24, 2017

Filed under The Edge

Mastodon’s newest album pays homage to cancer victims. Mastodon is an American metal band that has been around since 2000. Just last month, Mastodon released their seventh studio album, “Emperor of Sand.” Fans waited three ...

Hit show will continue to make fans laugh

Alyssa Hohman

April 24, 2017

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“The Big Bang Theory,” the most watched comedy on television, will continue for an additional two seasons. The show has had audiences laughing for 10 years now, and while most shows lose their steam after seasons 5 or 6, they ...

WIU Alumnus, Bart Shatto, costars on hit show “Chicago Med”

Alyssa Hohman

April 10, 2017

Filed under Showcase, The Edge

For Western Illinois fans of the popular show “Chicago Med” look out for a familiar face this season. Western Illinois University alumnus Bart Shattowill be featured on the show for its second season airing April 13 on NBC. ...

Jason Hartley: a man of many genres

Brie Coder

April 10, 2017

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Optimistic and easygoing not only describes Jason Hartley’s view on music, but also on life itself. The current junior is double majoring in music business and jazz studies. On campus, you can see him at times carrying arou...

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is a bizarre production

Alyssa Hohman

April 10, 2017

Filed under The Edge

“Peter and the Starcatcher” was put on by the Western IllinoisDepartment of Theaterand Dance this week from Wednesday to Sunday in Hainline Theater at Browne Hall.The show describesthe backstory of PeterPan leading up to him lan...

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill set to release joint album

Abbi Seul, Courier Staff

March 28, 2017

Filed under The Edge

Iconic country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made their mark from the 90s until now. Since their marriage in 1996, they have collaborated on many songs that have stolen the hearts of their listeners like “Keep Your...

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